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Trekking Zingchen to Chilling – Trek No 02.

4 Days
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Trip Facts

Trip Facts
Duration 4 Days
Best time to travel January to December
Trip Grade Easy
Departure Date Every Day
Trekking Hours 4-5 Hours
Starting Point Leh
End Point Leh
Mode of Travel Transport / Aeroplane
Group Size 2 to 20
Style of trek Easy


Trekking Zingchen to Chilling – Trek No 02.

Duration of Trek: 04 Days. 

Best Time: June to October  

Highest Point: Gandala (4380m)

Focus: Monasteries, People, Villages.

Highlight: Trekking, Wildlife, People, Homestay, Monasteries and Landscape.

Physical Challenge: Moderate overall.

Day 01 Arrival Leh

Upon arrival Leh airport, pick-up and transfer to hotel. After tea/coffee rest in hotel to get acclimatization. Evening walking walking tour in Leh bazaar. Overnight at hotel.   

Day 02 Leh to Zingchen to Rumbak 4-5 hours

After having breakfast  drive to  Zingchen and walk towards Rumbak through a straight forward road. Leaving Zingchen village, you enter Hemis national park – habitat of Snow leopard and mountain ungulates etc. Walk through a narrow trail and valley widens as you arrive Rumbak village. Rumbak offers you an opportunity to stay in a village house with the family – a trend began in recent years under home stay system being promoted and supported govt. NGOs and travel agencies. You get to try different local food during your home stay experience.

Day 03 Rumbak to Yurutse  2-3 hours

With traditional Ladakhi breakfast begins your day trek to Yurutse. At Yurutse after having lunch proceed for a short walk for wildlife sightseeing before returning to stay again in a local family house .

Day 04 Yurutse to Kaya  6-7 hours

From Yurutse follow the path along the mountains, and then cross a small valley to a zig zag steep path. Thereafter cross Ganda La pass (4380m)and after about two hours of descending walk you get to the beautiful valley of Markha. A few hundred meters further is the Kaya village, where you stay in a family house.

Day 05 Kaya to Chilling to Leh 2-3 hours

After having the breakfast walk towards Chilling across the Zanskar River and drive back to Leh, where you get by evening. Overnight at hotel

Day 06 Departure

Early  morning on time transfer to Leh airport to catch flight for onward destination.

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